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Day 171 Dunedin-Mount Cook, New Zealand

Saturday 26th November 2005

sunny 24 °C

At last somewhere I was really looking forward to visiting and the best thing was the weather forecast for the next few days was fantastic so hopefully it would give me a chance to get some good photos of Mount Cook (the highest mountain in New Zealand).
The first part of the drive was pretty boring but then we turned a corner and all of a sudden all you could see were snow capped mountains all around and further down the road we came to a lake which had the most amazing colour and it was really hard to believe it could actually be this colour although how it got that way I really haven’t a clue. We stopped in a small town called Twizel to stock up on food and petrol before we got to Mount Cook as they are no shops or garages within a 45 minute drive of the hostel.
Once we got checked in I was eager to get straight back out for a walk seeings the sun was still shining and there was no telling how long it would actually stay like this.
After a quick bite to eat I got my walking gear on and decided to head to Kea Point which would give me an amazing view of Mount Cook and I could of easily sat here till it got dark but once the sun went down behind the mountains it soon turned cold and after looking at the fantastic view for half an hour I headed back.

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Lake Pukaki

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Mt Sefton

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Mt Cook

Posted by Reece Sanford 12:51 Archived in New Zealand Tagged backpacking

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